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DVADISINLAW (DVADISINLAW)
Attitude to wife beating: Justified if woman shows disrespect for inlaws

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Description

DVADISINLAW indicates whether the woman believes a husband is justified in hitting or beating his wife if shows disrespect for her in-laws.

Comparability — Index

GENERAL
Bangladesh
Jordan
Pakistan

Comparability

Apart from universe differences, DVADISINLAW has no comparability issues.

Users should be attentive to wording changes across phases, particularly the removal of a prefacing sentence, noted in the "Comparability – Standard DHS" section, below.

Comparability – Standard DHS

DVADISINLAW a country-specific variable that is not included in any phase of the standard DHS questionnaire, but it is part of a series of questions about when the woman believes a husband is justified in hitting or beating his wife that is included in Phase IV forward of the standard DHS questionnaire.

The Phase IV and V questionnaires word the introductory question as follows: "Sometimes a husband is annoyed or angered by things that his wife does. In your opinion, is a husband justified in hitting or beating his wife in the following situations?"

The Phase VI and VII questionnaires remove the prefacing sentence, and simply ask, "In your opinion, is a husband justified in hitting or beating his wife in the following situations?"

Comparability — Bangladesh [top]

The 2007 Bangladesh survey asks whether a husband is justified in beating his wife if she "does not obey elders in the family."

Comparability — Jordan [top]

The 2002 Jordan survey includes "Disrespects the parents" as a write-in response category to an open-ended question about other situations in which the woman believes a husband is justified in hitting or beating his wife.

Comparability — Pakistan [top]

The 2012 and 2017 Pakistan surveys ask whether a husband is justified in beating his wife if she "neglects the in-laws."

Universe

  • Bangladesh 2007: Ever-married women age 15-49.
  • India 1998: Ever-married women age 15-49.
  • India 2005: All women age 15-49.
  • India 2015: Women age 15-49 in households selected for the state module.
  • Jordan 2002: Ever-married women age 15-49.
  • Pakistan 2012: Ever-married women age 15-49.
  • Pakistan 2017: Ever-married women age 15-49.
  • Bangladesh: 2007-B, 2007-W, 2007-C
  • India: 1998-W, 1998-C, 1998-B, 2005-W, 2005-C, 2005-B, 2015-W, 2015-C, 2015-B
  • Jordan: 2002-B, 2002-W, 2002-C
  • Pakistan: 2012-W, 2012-C, 2012-B, 2017-W, 2017-C, 2017-B